Berezovsky's death might result from hanging - police

An autopsy has indicated that the death of self-exiled Russian businessman Boris Berezovsky might result from hanging. Yet police found no signs of violent death.

An autopsy has indicated that the death of self-exiled Russian businessman Boris Berezovsky might have resulted from hanging. Yet the London police found no signs of violent death.

“The results of the post-mortem examination, carried out by a Home Office pathologist, have found the cause of death is consistent with hanging,"the Thames Valley Police said in a statement.

"The pathologist has found nothing to indicate a violent struggle," it added. "Further tests will now be carried out, including toxicology and histology examinations, the results of which are likely to take several weeks.”

Since 2000, the Russian businessman had lived in the United Kingdom, where he died on Saturday at the age of 67. The information about his death came from   the businessman's son-in-law Yegor Shuppe. 

Later Berezovsky's Moscow-based lawyer Alexander Dobrovinsky confirmed the oligarch's death.

"[Berezovsky] had recently been in a terrible, dreadful state - nothing but debts, he was practically broke, he was selling paintings and something else," the lawyer said.

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